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The Week Ahead: July 14-20

U.K. - Chechen journalist and activist Natalia Estemirova poses at the Front Line Club in London October 4, 2007. Estemirova was awarded the first annual Anna Politkovskaya award for women defenders of human rights in war in London on Thursday. REUTERS/D
The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.

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MONDAY, July 14:
Azerbaijan/Italy: Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev visits Rome.
EU: European Parliament's Plenary Session opens in Strasbourg (to July 17).
Georgia/France: Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili visits Paris.
Iraq/Turkey: The president of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region, Masud Barzani, is due to meet Turkish leaders in Ankara.
U.S./Ukraine: The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) in Washington hosts a discussion titled "Ukraine: The Maidan and Beyond."
World: Malala Day.
TUESDAY, July 15:
Brazil/BRICS: Brazil hosts a summit of leaders from the BRICS nations: Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (to July 16).
Japan/Kyrgyzstan/Ukraine: Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida visits Bishkek and Kyiv (to July 18).
EU: The European Parliament votes on whether to confirm Jean-Claude Juncker for the presidency of the European Commission.
EU/Ukraine: European Parliament holds debates in Strasbourg on the situation in Ukraine.
U.S./Moldova: U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations holds hearing on the nomination of James Pettit as U.S. ambassador to Moldova.

EU/Iraq: European Parliament holds debates in Strasbourg on the situation in Iraq.
THURSDAY, July 17:

EU: European Parliament is scheduled to adopt motions for resolutions on the situations in Iraq and Ukraine.
FRIDAY, July 18:
EU/Georgia: EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fuele visits Tbilisi.
UK/Azerbaija/Russia: Chatham House in London hosts a discussion titled "Investing in Azerbaijan and Russia."
SUNDAY, July 20:
Belarus: The 20th anniversary of Alyaksandr Lukashenka becoming President of Belarus.
Iran: The deadline to reach a permanent accord on the Iranian nuclear program.

Wolrd: International AIDS conference begins in Melbourne (to July 25).

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